The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2006 annual selected list of best DVDs and videos for young adults. The list was released during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio on January 24, 2005. The 10 member committee solicited video submissions from film producers and distributors around the country.The annual DVD/Video list recognizes productions for technical merit, content, and use with and interest to young adults ages 12-18. Selections are chosen for the list using a round table discussion followed by a simple majority vote. After a weekend of friendly yet passionate debate, the list was narrowed to seven titles that the committee considerable notable.
Copper Heart Entertainment Inc; National Film Board of Canada. $99.00. www.nfb.ca
Pipsqueak Films.$39.95. www.thezitmovie.com
You Don’t Want to Live in My House
NEWIST/CESA 7, VHS and DVD, $149 each. www.storesonline.com/site/newistvideos
Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story
Bullfrog Films. $195.00. www.bullfrogfilms.com
A Day So Beautiful
National Film Board of Canada. $89.00. www.nfb.ca
Invasion of the Space Lobsters
National Film Board of Canada.$89.00. www.nfb.ca
Every Mother’s Son
New Day Films/Anderson Gold Films. $150.00. www.andersongoldfilms.com
Members of the 2005 include Shawn Thrasher, Monrovia, CA (chair); Jeri Triano, Pine Beach, NJ (administrative assistant); Bridgid Fennell, Glendale, CA; Erin Downey Howerton, Johnson County, KS; Jeanette Larson, Austin, TX; Catherine Lichtman, Plymouth, MI; Marc Laslow, Dover, DE; Micheline Ringrose, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada; John Sigwald, Plainview, TX and Derek Wilson, East Point, GA.